Rockville, Maryland (Internal Medicine)

Meridian's Rockville, MD (Internal Medicine), location performs clinical studies for a broad range of investigational treatments. Studies at this site explore vaccines and medicines developed to treat migraines, diabetes, acne, depression, high cholesterol, and other conditions.

Meridian partners with Rockville Internal Medicine Group (RIMG) to conduct clinical research studies. Located in the Rockville/Potomac area, RIMG hase cared for generations of Montgomery County families for more than half a century. Founded in 1952 by Dr. Steven Jones, the first board-certified internist in Rockville, MD, the practice has developed into a thriving multi-specialty group.

A leader in modern medicine, RIMG was one of the first to introduce a host of services such as electronic medical records and prescription ordering. RIMG performs numerous medical procedures on-site, such as advanced cardiovascular testing, pulmonary stress testing, ultrasound diagnostics, platelet rich plasma procedures, and in-office endoscopy, and maintains laboratory and radiologic facilities.

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Phone: (301) 762-5020 ext. 5001

Meridian Clinical Research
1201 Seven Locks Road, Suite 111
Rockville, MD 20854

Website: www.rimgmd.com

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Alan Pollack, MD

Dr. Pollack serves in a managerial position at RIMG in addition to seeing and treating patients as both a primary care physician and a pulmonary consultant. He specializes in pulmonary medicine and internal medicine.

  • Board certified in Pulmonary Medicine and Internal Medicine.
  • Graduated from University of Maryland in College Park, MD with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
  • Graduated from Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD with a Doctor of Medicine degree.
  • Completed an internal medicine internship at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.
  • Completed an internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital.
  • Completed a pulmonary medicine fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital.
  • Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians. Member American College of Physicians, and  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Ira Berger

Ira Berger, MD

Dr. Berger joined RIMG in 1993. He specializes in asthma, chronic cough, and COPD. Dr. Berger has been listed as a Washingtonian Top Doctor every year since 2005 and a Top Doctor in the Washington Consumers Checkbook every year since 2007.

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine.
  • Graduated from Tufts University in Medford, MA with a Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York, NY with a Doctor of Medicine degree.
  • Completed an internal medicine residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Completed an internal medicine fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.
  • Currently serves as a Clinical Instructor at Georgetown University. Served as a Clinical Instructor at George Washington University from 2005-2013.
  • Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians. Member of American College of Physicians.
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S. Grace Woo, MD

Dr. Woo specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine and works closely with her patients to help them achieve optimal health. Dr. Woo speaks English, Spanish, and Korean.

  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.
  • Graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Graduated from University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD with a Doctor of Medicine degree.
  • Graduated from George Washington University in Washington, DC with a Master in Public Health degree.
  • Completed an internal medicine internship at State University of New York in Stony Brook, NY.
  • Completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.
  • Completed a gastroenterology fellowship at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC.
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Belen Tesfaye, MD

Dr. Tesfaye specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine. She speaks English and Amharic, which is the official language in Ethiopia.

  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.
  • Graduated from Jimma University in Jimma, Ethiopia with a Bachelor of Medicine degree and a Bachelor of Surgery degree.
  • Completed an internal medicine internship at Black Lion University Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Completed an internal medicine residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC.
  • Completed a gastroenterology internship at Howard University Hospital.
  • Member of American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
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Shishir Khetan, MD

Dr. Khetan joined RIMG in 2004. He specializes in diabetes, exercise stress testing, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and preventative health. He is listed as a Consumer Checkbook Top Doctor.

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine.
  • Graduated from University of Maryland in College Park, MD with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
  • Graduated from University of West Indies Faculty of Medicine in Kingston, Jamaica with a Doctor of Medicine degree.
  • Completed an internal medicine internship at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York, NY.
  • Completed am internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, NY where he served as Chief Resident.
  • Member of American College of Physicians and American Medical Association.
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